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in the hoosegow

Thursday, September 18, 2008

halloween costume

We are going to do an experiment to determine exactly what it is about mail carriers that sends dogs around the bend. Is it the "costume" as my hubby proposed (in his own words)? Our dog hates anyone who drives a white truck so I'm not sure the clothing idea is a sound one.

Regardless, that was a long lead-in to a shocking news story here at Chez No Powhere. This afternoon I heard a lot of barking and realized it wasn't coming from the house or the back or side yards. It was coming from the street. The street where the much-harried mail carrier was at that moment spraying our three dogs with pepper spray because they decided to chase her away.

They got much talking tos and a whole lot of bathing out of the experience and I'm afraid we're going to get a lot of No Mail for a bit. Pixie of course tried to explain it this way: "Well, what ha' happened was..." but Jeremy merely slunk home and sat quietly through his humiliating bath.

5 Comments:

At 5:11 AM, Blogger Kim Ranger said...

and what were the little darlings doing out in the front yard without any supervision???

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Well, at least they were only sprayed, and not shot on sight. You know that phrase "going postal" was invented for mail carriers, right?

BTW, your sis is right. Doggies, like children and husbands, should not be left unsupervised, lest they stray... or worse.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger ranger said...

They were not "unsupervised" in the front yard. I am not stupid or negligent. Please stop saying things like that to me.

 
At 5:19 AM, Blogger Kim Ranger said...

sorry...my question was meant light-heartedly, not critically. sounded like they were on the street, but you must have a fenced-in front yard. please accept my apology?

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger ranger said...

Yes yes. They were actually in the house, but because of the power situation we had a baby gate across the front door. They pushed it down in order to get into the street. Sadly, I had planned to close the door at the usual mail time but the mail carrier was early.

 

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